15 young research talents off to foreign top institutes thanks to Rubicon

13 July 2017

15 researchers who have recently received their PhDs can do their research at foreign research institutes thanks to a Rubicon grant from NWO. The Rubicon programme gives young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience.

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The researchers will investigate such topics as the effectiveness of video blogging in education, whether a tumour-specific, fluorescent, tracer substance is able to detect lymph gland metastases during the operation and the long-term impact of people and climate on tropical forests.

Top institutes

Thanks to the Rubicon grant, these young researchers can do their research at top institutes like the University of Cambridge, Harvard University and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. All fifteen Rubicon researchers will go abroad for a period of 24 months. For many researchers, experience abroad is an important step in their career. The awards are for the first funding round of 2017.

Facts and figures

A total of 69 researchers submitted a proposal for Rubicon, of which 44 men and 25 women. The overall award rate was 18%. The award rate was 14% for men and 26% for women. Twelve laureates are going to the United States, one to the United Kingdom, one to Belgium and one to Sweden. For many researchers, experience abroad is an important step in their career.

Rubicon

A total of 80 researchers submitted a proposal for Rubicon, of which 43 men and 37 women. The overall award rate was 19%. The award rate was 14% for men and 24% for women. Twelve laureates are going to the United States, one to the United Kingdom, one to Belgium and one to Sweden. For many researchers, experience abroad is an important step in their career.


Source: NWO